Huawei has announced the Apps UP 2021 contest set to see mobile app developers across the African continent showcase their best work. According to the Chinese firm, there is more to fight for in this competition for each developer other than just the KES 20 million worth of prizes of course.
By , local developers will compete against peers in the rest of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and China. This is for a share of the total $1 million (KES 110 million) prize pool.
Categories to enter into include “Best Application Award”, “Best Game Award”, “Most Social Impact App”, “Best HMS Core Innovation Award”, “All Scenario Coverage Award”, “Excellent Student Award”, “Starlight Creative Award” and “Honourable Mention Award”.
Secondly, Huawei Apps UP 2021 offers developers the opportunity to become a part of a massive mobile ecosystem, opening the door to a global market for local developers. By joining the contest and onboarding their Apps to Huawei AppGallery, entrants will gain access to over 730 million Huawei global smartphone users, increasing access to potential partners and investors.
“Being part of this competition also means having access to all of the open capabilities offered by Huawei Core,” says Huawei. This enables developers to design and create innovative applications, alone or jointly with global application developers. This is “by using almost 60 ready-to-use developer kits that allow them to create winning applications for any industry type, including travel, e-commerce, finance, gaming and entertainment.”
Aspiring and existing developers who are ready to make their mark on the African continent, and indeed on the global platform, are urged to click here to take the first step and stand a chance to win. The entry deadline of 5 September 2021 is fast approaching ad developers from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mauritius and Zimbabwe are reminded not to miss the opportunity.